Taiyo Matsumoto was born in 1967 in Japan.
Taiyo is best known for his works with Kodansha’s rival publisher Shogakukan, including Tekkonkinkreet, Ping Pong and Number five. He has received critical praise for his unconventional art style. Ping Pong and Aoi Haru have been adapted into live-action feature films, and acclaimed animation studio Studio 4°C adapted Tekkonkinkreet into an animated feature film. In 2007 he received an Excellence Award for manga at the Japan Media Arts festival for the art of Takemitsu Zamurai.
Taiyo piece represents a japanese boy reading the sketchbook, with his distinctive style.
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